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Is there a dip stick for AT transmission, I've looked all over the engine bay and owners manual.
 

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I thought that was weird also. Then again my last automatic was way back in ...oh, yeah this is my first automatic in 25 years of driving.
 

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Is there a dip stick for AT transmission, I've looked all over the engine bay and owners manual.
No its called a sealed system you dont need to change it for 100k. Maybe more if you constantly in the dirt but per Toyota 100k.
 

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The FJ's trans does not have a typical diptstick, but it has an overflow tube on the pan that can be checked. It also has a fill plug and a drain plug and the .pdf procedure for changing it are found in several places on this site.

I would change it at 50K intervals if you want your AT to last 250K miles. If your a hard core 4 wheeler, even more often.

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Agree there is no dipstick. 100K is way too much for me. Mine will be done at about 30K.
 

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Hey, nice GIF of the PDF logo! Just kidding, when the link is fixed I'll download the actual PDF. Thanks in advance for the info.
 

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There you go, it's fixed now...... a slip of the mouse key.

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FWIW, a friend is a mechanic at a dealership here in Denver and he tells me it is a major PITA to change the fluid. This is coming from a mechanic with over 20 years of experience. I'm sneaking up on fitty K and will have him take the pain and change it out then. YinYang gets beat like a rented mule and I for one, am not waiting until 100K.

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I concur. You have to actually drop the transmission in order to change the t fluid. It's the same way in the tacoma because they share the same guts.

GO with the ws toyota.


FWIW, a friend is a mechanic at a dealership here in Denver and he tells me it is a major PITA to change the fluid. This is coming from a mechanic with over 20 years of experience. I'm sneaking up on fitty K and will have him take the pain and change it out then. YinYang gets beat like a rented mule and I for one, am not waiting until 100K.

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Hopefully Jayman will chime in here. He is one of the few list members (maybe the only one) that has actually changed the AT fluid himself. I know several others have had it done at the dealership. There is a clear procedure to do the changeover but the tranny does not need to be dropped.

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It is a little easier if you drop the transmission.

Most new toyotas do not have a transmission filter as other vehicles do. It is merely a screen that needs to be cleaned whenever you change your fluid.
 
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